Rose & Saffron Masala Chai

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With this lovely tea we’re using just a touch of milk and the taste of rose petals to make a beautiful refreshing chai tea to drink at any time of day.

The thing we love about this drink is it’s fresh and soothing with a hint of fragrance that makes you feel as if your sitting in an Indian garden drinking a cup of chai. Just what we need right now!

Ingredients for 2 mugs

2 Tea India chai masala tea bags

2 tbsp dried food-grade rose petals (I use Polly’s Petals rose petals as they have a wide selection of edible rose petals)

1/4 tsp nutmeg grated

6 cloves

pinch of black Pepper

2 cups water

1/2 a cup of milk – (dairy or plant-based)

honey to taste

dried food-grade rose petals and saffron strands for decorating



Add the water and milk into a heavy bottom pan and bring to a boil.

Turn to a simmer then add your chai masala teabags, rose petals, nutmeg and simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavour to infuse the liquid.

Strain the tea and add honey to taste, then pour into chai glasses.

Serve topped with rose petals, a sprinkle of crushed saffron, a cinnamon stick and enjoy.